2019 will definitely be the start of the startups’ success to find their path to be unicorn startups and reach more than 1 Billion.
The following startups will likely join the exclusive group by the end of 2019 based on a range of criteria including; current valuation, private equity investment, use of an accelerator, scale-up activity, likely 2019 growth, the sector they are in, past growth and current financial statements.
In past, it was harder to find fairly run online games offering prizes; Skillz that founded by Casey Chafkin, Andrew Paradise provides software for game developers to easily construct multiplayer and tournament modes. Over 2 million tournaments are played daily, contests featuring games of solitaire, scrabble and dominoes.
Skillz takes 15% of every dollar that the tournaments and multiplayer contests draw. The estimated 2018 Revenue is $358 million.
A pioneer of massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, Coursera was founded in 2012 by two idealistic Stanford computer science professors “Daphne Koller, Andrew Ng”. The original idea: put the best courses taught by the world’s greatest professors online and make them available to the world for free.
Today Coursera makes money three ways. It charges learners for course completion certificates, collects from enterprise customers that offer Coursera classes to employees, and splits tuition revenue with schools like the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan that offer online degrees through Coursera’s platform. The world’s leading MOOC provider, it has 150 international university partners, 1,400 enterprise customers, and 36 million registered users. The estimated 2018 Revenue is $140 million.
TripleLift that Founded by “Eric Berry, Eric Berry, Shaun Zacharia, Ari Lewine” is trying to improve Internet ads a bit. The estimated 2018 Revenue is $150 million.
Its online ad-exchange takes advertisements from say, Ford and puts on them across a number of sites from publishers such as News Corp. and Hearst—taking care to find less obtrusive and more natural places for the ads than traditional banner ads.
Poshmark is founded by Manish Chandra (CEO), Tracy Sun, Gautam Golwala, Chetan Pungaliya. Originally created as an app to re-sell women’s clothes, Poshmark has grown from 1,000 users in 2012 to over 40 million today.
It’s expanded from its core of women’s fashion into men’s, kids, plus sizes and even luxury and cosmetics. Poshmark takes a 20% cut of every sale, which puts the company on track to bring in an estimated $130-140 million in 2018.
Mapbox is founded by Eric Gundersen. It is challenging Google’s dominance with a simpler, plug-and-play version of a map. Its map is now the backbone of apps from Snapchat, The Weather Channel, Tinder, and Facebook.
Mapbox starts with a freemium model, so developers can experiment with its technology, and if they like it, Mapbox charges for increased use. The estimated 2018 Revenue is $100 million. Mapbox envisions its cartography powering everything from autonomous vehicles to augmented reality. says CEO and founder Eric Gundersen:
“I’m getting to touch the craziest industries out there that are going through transformation”.
Ubiome was launched by Jessica Richman and Zachary Apte in 2012, based in San Francisco. The estimated 2018 Revenue is $100 million. uBiome sells at-home test kits that use DNA sequencing paired with artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze the microbes in a person’s stool or vagina.
Two of the kits are sold to doctors and used to detect microorganisms associated with gut conditions like irritable bowel syndrome to metabolic disorders like obesity, to HPV strains. The third allows “citizen scientists” sample their own microbiomes for research or fun.
It is a healthcare startup that Founded by “Scott Rotermund, Chris Rotermund, Carlos Cardona, Chris Coloian, Jeff Cohen, John Dibiasi”, and based in Denver. The estimated 2018 Revenue of it is $80+ million.
Welltok works as a go-between for health care providers and their consumers. Providers enlist Welltok to send their enrollees’ information on prevention and treatment strategies via email or text to stay healthy, saving them money in the long run by containing health problems early on. Welltok breaks down the barrier between health care and day-to-day life, following up with people using specially-tailored rewards like gift cards to incentivize regular healthy behavior.